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Mountain Roads Closing

Bridger-Teton National Forest officials are reminding visitors headed into the mountains to be careful.  Officials say roads at higher elevations that were open a few weeks ago are no longer passable. Officials say the condition of forest roads can change dramatically without warning and visitors should exercise caution when headed to the mountains. To check road conditions in Wyoming, call 1-888-996-7623. For more information about the Forest, you can visit the Bridger-Teton National Forest Web site at www.fs.usda.gov/btnf 

Christmas Tree Permits on Sale

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is selling Christmas tree permits. The permits are available at any of the forest’s District OfficesMonday through Friday or at the Interagency Visitor Center in Jackson, seven days a week, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Permits are required to cut Christmas trees or fire wood in the National Forest. Permits start at $10 for trees up to 12 feet in height.

BTNF Avalanche Center Upgrades

November 6, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center has made upgrades headed into this forecast season thanks to three grants. The money replaced aging electronics in 18 remote weather stations. The grants also helped purchase new snowmobiles, web cams and safety gear for avalanche specialists. Officials say the grants will help the avalanche center forecast for the next 10 to 15 years

Fee Increase Possible

A fee increase may be coming to visitors to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.  The increase would raise the entrance fee from $25 to $30 for seven days. Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide the increase would bring in an additional $1 million a year to Yellowstone alone. The decision on the fee increase won’t be made until next spring

District Changes Name from Buffalo to Blackrock

September 29, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is changing the name of its furthest north ranger district from Buffalo Ranger to Blackrock Ranger District mainly to end the confusion. The forest has been receiving plenty of support from the community and from their regional office to make the change. Locals and employees support the change because they are familiar with the name Blackrock, there is no longer confusion why the Buffalo district is called Blackrock and it makes sense that Powder River in Buffalo, Wyoming is not considered part of the Buffalo district

Bridger-Teton Forest’s Supervisor Leaves

September 22, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisor Clint Kyhl is leaving his job and the state this week because of health issues. Kyhl took over the agency a little over a year ago and is heading back to the Pacific Northwest closer to family and friends. Jackson Hole Daily says Deputy Supervisor Jose Castro is taking over until the agency can find a replacement

Utah Man Killed in Bear Attack in Teton Park

September 18, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

A Utah man died after being attacked by a bear in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest. Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee says 31-year-old Adam Stewart was camping in a secluded area and observing a research plot, but never made it back to his campsite one night. Officials found Stewart’s body between the campsite and research plot, but still don’t know what kind of bear killed him

Bridger-Teton Forest Celebrates Wilderness Act’s 50th Anniversary

September 3, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

It’s the Wilderness Act’s 50th anniversary and Teton County is celebrating with a lecture series continuing tonight from 6-7:30 at the library. Bridger-Teton National Forest’s Jackson District Recreational Manager Linda Merigliano is leading tonight’s discussion “Wild Rocks: A Tour of the Gros Ventre Wilderness and its Unique Geology.” Jackson Hole Daily says the “State of the Wilderness” speaker series is continuing next Tuesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. in Snow King Resort’s Teton Room

Jackson Hosts 50th Anniversary Wilderness Act Event

August 26, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is hosting a celebration within the antler arches of Jackson’s Town Square August 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The town is honoring the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act. Residents and visitors are invited to participate in activities and demonstrations about taking care of the area’s wilderness

Two Fires Still Burning in Bridger-Teton Forest

August 6, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

Two fires are still blazing in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, but the rainy weather in the forecast over the next few days could knock them both out. Teton Interagency Fire managers say the 72 acre Bang Creek Fire and 13 acre Wolf Fire are still burning in the same areas over the past few weeks. Jackson Hole Daily says two firefighters are on the ground monitoring the situation and making sure the fires don’t spread too far

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